On Mystery

Lara Schopp Articles, Mike Graves

Theologians distinguish between two broad streams of thinking about God – kataphatic and apophatic. You can’t use these in Scrabble, but they are worth knowing. The former focuses on what can be known about God, whereas the latter stresses what can’t be known.

Together in a New Way

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday

I had never been to Kansas City. A vivacious and beautiful young single woman in a brown Oldsmobile sedan picked me up from the airport. The next thing I knew I was seated at a restaurant on the Plaza and there was a large Texas state flag hanging on the wall behind our table. For two days I met with various committees from the church. They packed a lot of the saints onto those committees.

First Fridays

Lara Schopp Articles, Children & Families, Connect, Staff Messages

By Lindsay Howes, Director of Children’s Ministries We kicked off our new and exciting First Friday programming last month and just held our second event on Mar. 3. First Friday is a time for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders to come and enjoy community, food and fun. Last month we …

The Christian Year

Lara Schopp Articles, Mike Graves

Tom Long who used to teach at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta says that for a lot of church-going folks, the Christian year with its different seasons is about as interesting as sitting down in a Chinese restaurant only to discover it’s the year of the rooster. Who cares? The answer in the latter case is the Chinese. It’s a traditional way for them to mark time. The answer in the former case is obvious enough too, Christians, a way for us to mark time.

Hearing a Different Voice

Lara Schopp Articles, Mike Graves

  For the uninitiated, FaithPub consists of the potent combination of three things: beer, testosterone and spiritual conversation. Lots of bars feature the first two items, with the latter often focusing on Tom Brady’s latest heroics, that sort of thing. But in this case, FaithPub is a men’s group ministry …

Times of Transition

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday

Why is change so hard? I remember when I was in 6th grade my parents announced that we were going to join a new church, the Christian church.

Way Beyond the Cookies

Lara Schopp Articles, Congregational Care, Joe Walker

Joe: “Did you know I have a Girl Scout award?” Girl Scout: “Whaaat?” (complete with a side glance and a little head shake) Joe: “Because I helped start two Girl Scout troops.” Girl Scout: “Reeeealy?” (with another doubting head shake) It was an amusing little exchange that began last Sunday …

Opportunities Abound

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Articles, Staff Messages

If I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you yet, I’m Anne Haraughty, Ministries Coordinator of Adult Education and Enrichment Programs. I joined the staff in 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this church family. Thanks to you all for being so welcoming of me. If you haven’t …

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Grace and Peace to You

Lara Schopp Articles, Senior Minister Blog

I cannot even begin to describe what it feels like to say goodbye to all of you at Country Club Christian Church. Your gracious love, constant kindness and ongoing prayers are gifts I will carry with me the rest of my life.

Stay Informed

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

Last week my daughter’s school had two snow days. She, like most school-aged children, was thrilled. I remember those days of going to bed hoping for snow: waking up in the wee hours to peek out my window and check for accumulation; listening for my school’s name on the radio’s list of cancellations; excitement at a free day with nothing planned except maybe some sledding with my friends